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Sunday
Nov192017

Box Office: Justice League's Own Ragnarok

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (Nov 17-19)
UPDATED WITH ACTUALS
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1.๐Ÿ”บ Justice League  $94 
REVIEW
1.๐Ÿ”บ Lady Bird $2.5 on 238 screens (cum. $4.6) REVIEW
2.๐Ÿ”บ Wonder $27.5 2.๐Ÿ”บ Three Billboards... $1.1 on 53 screens (cum. $1.5) REVIEW 
3. Thor Ragnarok $21.6 (cum. $247.2) REVIEWYOUR QUEEN
3. Loving Vincent $403k on  212 screens (cum. $4.6) REVIEW
4. Daddy's Home 2  $14.4 (cum. $50.2) 4. Let There Be Light $362k on 554 screens (cum. $6.7)
5. Murder on the Orient Express $13.8 (cum. $51.7) REVIEW
5. The Florida Project $299k on 217 screens (cum. $4.3)  REVIEW 

 

Surprise! The feel good facial-differences movie Wonder in which Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson parent little Jacob Tremblay, was a big hit at the box office. It's Julia's best opening in 7 years, or her best opening in 16 years if you don't count the pictures that were sold largely on their all-star ensembles (like the Oceans pictures or Valentine's Day). Did any of you see it?

About the actual chart topper...

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Sunday
Nov122017

Thor and Lady Bird Reign at the Box Office

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (Nov 10-12)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1. Thor Ragnarok  $56.6 (cum. $211.5)
REVIEW, YOUR QUEEN
1.๐Ÿ”บ Lady Bird $1.2 on 37 screens (cum. $1.7) REVIEW
2.๐Ÿ”บ Daddy's Home 2 $30 2.๐Ÿ”บ Let There Be Light $1.1 on 773 screens (cum. $6)
3. ๐Ÿ”บ Murder on the Orient Express $28.2
3.๐Ÿ”บ Florida Project $579k on 229 screens (cum. $3.8) REVIEW 
4. A Bad Mom's Christmas  $11.5 (cum. $39.8) 4.  Loving Vincent $515k on 212 screens (cum. $3.9)
5. Jigsaw $3.4 (cum. $34.3)
5. LBJ $509k on 608 screens (cum. $2)  

 

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Sunday
Nov052017

Box Office: Super-sized Thor and little films that could.

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (Nov 3-5)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1.๐Ÿ”บ Thor Ragnarok  $121
REVIEW, YOUR QUEEN
1.๐Ÿ”บ Let There Be Light $1.6 on 642 screens (cum. $4) 
2.๐Ÿ”บ A Bad Mom's Christmas $17 2.๐Ÿ”บ LBJ $1.1 on 659 screens
3. Jigsaw  $6.7 (cum. $28.8)
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3.๐Ÿ”บ Florida Project $663k on 189 screens (cum. $3) REVIEW 
4. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween  $4.6 (cum. $42.9) 4.๐Ÿ”บ Loving Vincent $590k on 205 screens (cum. $3)
5. Geostorm $3 (cum. $28.7)
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5.๐Ÿ”บ Killing of a Sacred Deer $401k (cum. $908k)  REVIEW

 

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Sunday
Oct292017

It's Halloween-time at the Box Office

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (October 27th-29th)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1. ๐Ÿ”บ JIGSAW  $16.5 new  1. ๐Ÿ”บ LET THERE BE LIGHT $1.8 on 378 screens new 
2.  BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN $10 (cum. $35.5) 2. ๐Ÿ”บ THE FLORIDA PROJECT $539k on 145 screens (cum. $2.1) REVIEW 1REVIEW 2 
3. GEOSTORM  $5.6 (cum. $23.5)  3.๐Ÿ”บ LOVING VINCENT $449k on 114 screens (cum. $2.1)  
4. HAPPY DEATH DAY  $5.0 (cum. $48.3) 4. ๐Ÿ”บ  GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN $330k on 213 screens (cum. $633k)
5. BLADE RUNNER 2049 $3.9 (cum. $81.3) REVIEW | SHORTS | "BESTS"  5. ๐Ÿ”บ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER $221k on 33 screens (cum. $392k)  REVIEW

 

Moviegoers were in a horror mood -- what else is new? -- which is appropriate for Halloween time. Three of the top five were specifically seasonal while It logged what is probably it's last week in the top ten with another 2 million for its historical box office winnings. It's the highest grossing horror film ever now but only #4 of all time (not adjusted for inflation) in terms of R-rated films. It won't be able to overtake any of the top three: The Passion of the Christ, Deadpool, and American Sniper since it will surely lose a huge swath of theaters next weekend when everything at the multiplexes has to make room for Thor: Ragnarok...

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Sunday
Oct222017

Box Office Weekend: Madea Rules, Snowman Drools 

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (October 20th-22nd)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1. ๐Ÿ”บ BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN  $21.6 new  1.๐Ÿ”บ GOLMAAL AGAIN $1.0 on 265 screens new 
2. ๐Ÿ”บ GEOSTORM $13.3 new 2. THE FLORIDA PROJECT $636k on 112 screens (cum. $1.3) REVIEW 1REVIEW 2
3. HAPPY DEATH DAY  $9.3 (cum. $40.6)  3.๐Ÿ”บ LOVING VINCENT $391k on 114 screens (cum. $1.3)  
4. BLADE RUNNER 2049  $7.1 (cum. $74) REVIEW | SHORTS | "BESTS"  4. MARK FELT $192k on 332 screens (cum. $491k) 
5. ๐Ÿ”บ  ONLY THE BRAVE $6 new  5. ๐Ÿ”บ BREATHE $155k on 311 screens (cum. $187k) 
6. THE FOREIGNER  $5.4 (cum. $22.8) 6. GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN  $153k on 61 screens (cum. $232k) 
7. IT  $3.5 (cum. $320.2) REVIEW | 5 TAKEAWAYS  7.THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER $114k on 4 screens new REVIEW 

 

Another weekend that few studios will be celebrating, partially because there was so much competition with five new wide releases and five new platform releases...

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Sunday
Oct152017

What did you see this weekend?

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (October 13th-15th)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1. ๐Ÿ”บ HAPPY DEATH DAY  $26.5 new  1.๐Ÿ”บ THE FLORIDA PROJECT $401k on 33 screens (cum. $623k) REVIEW 1, REVIEW 2
2. BLADE RUNNER 2049 $15.1 (cum. $60.5) REVIEW | SHORTS | "BESTS"  2. TIL DEATH DO US PART $319k on 400 screens (cum. $3.2) 
3. ๐Ÿ”บ THE FOREIGNER  $12.8 new 3. THE STRAY $300k on 430 screens (cum. $1.2)
4. IT  $6 (cum. $314.9) REVIEW | 5 TAKEAWAYS  4. A QUESTION OF FAITH $155k on 228 screens (cum. $2.1) 
5. ๐Ÿ”บ  THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US $5.6 (cum. $20.5) REVIEW 5. ๐Ÿ”บ AMERICAN SATAN $132k on 55 screens new 
6. AMERICAN MADE  $5.4 (cum. $40.1) 6. ๐Ÿ”บ MARK FELT $123k on 89 screens (cum. $257k)
7. KINGSMAN 2  $5.3 (cum. $89.6) 7. STRONGER $115k on 174 screens (cum. $4) REVIEW
8. LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE  $4.3 (cum. $51.5) 8. JUDWAA 2 $110k on 106 screens (cum. $1.4)
9. MY LITTLE PONEY  $4 (cum. $15.5) 9. ๐Ÿ”บ GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN $55k on 9 screens new
10. ๐Ÿ”บ VICTORIA & ABDUL  $3.1 (cum. $11.3) REVIEW 10. HUMAN FLOW $47k on 3 screens new

๐Ÿ”บ = new or significant expansion

numbers (in millions unless otherwise noted) from box office mojo 

 

It was a rough weekend for awards hopefuls that weren't named Victoria & Abdul. Dame Dench's new vehicle moved into the top ten in its fourth weekend when it finally went wide. Other movies seeking adult audiences had a rougher go of it. The biopics Marshall and Professor Marston & The Wonder Women both opened outside of the top ten despite plentiful screens. (I took in Professor Marston and though it's a niche subject, it's surprisingly good with yet another excellent performance from the ever reliable Rebecca Hall.) More biographical awards hopefuls Goodbye Christopher Robin and Breathe also failed to attract much interest in their platform debuts. It's a tough world out there for non-genre titles that would like adults to go to the movies again!

The weekend's best per screen averages went to the documentary Human Flow and A24's The Florida Project which added 29 screens in its second weekend. WHAT DID YOU SEE THIS WEEKEND?